The Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (SIMFC) is a non-political, autonomous, and a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1968. It is a part of the Friendship Centre Movement of 120 Friendship Centres from across Canada.
The SIMFC supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural distinctiveness by providing community development services that holistically support all ages.
Membership to the Saskatoon Indian & Métis Friendship Centre is open to anyone over the age of 16. Memberships cost $2/year. All members of First Nations, Métis, or Inuit descent are invited to vote at the Annual General Meeting and participate in the election of the Board of Directors. We annually have more than 350 voting members. Non-Aboriginal people can join as Associate members, but have no voting rights.
The Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (SIMFC) is a non-political, autonomous and a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1968. It is a part of the Friendship Centre Movement which is representative of 120 Friendship Centres across Canada that serve the Indigenous people living in urban environments.
For more than 50 years, the SIMFC has met the unique needs of Saskatoon’s Indigenous community by supporting First Nations and Métis cultural distinctiveness, Its variety of programming has included sports, festivals, and cultural activities, along with important services that holistically meet the needs of families and individuals alike.
The Saskatoon Indian and Metis Friendship Centre has built its legacy by bringing people together and providing a home fire away from home.
The SIMFC is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors that is elected by the SIMFC membership. The Board oversees financial budgets and the management of the centre’s program by its executive director. Board members serve two-year terms. The Board consists of an equal number of First Nations and Métis individuals and includes one at-large position. A youth representative ensures that youth have a voice within the organization.
SIMFC members who are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, should contact the centre for more information and plan on being in attendance at the next Annual General Meeting.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 and costs $2/year. All members of Indigenous descent (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) are invited to vote at the Annual General Meeting and participate in the election of the Board of Directors. Annually, we have more than 350 voting members. Non-Indigenous people are also allowed to have membership, however there are no voting rights and are referred to as associate members.